Costa rica: moving toward "health for all".

@article{Pezza1991CostaRM,
  title={Costa rica: moving toward "health for all".},
  author={Paul E. Pezza},
  journal={International quarterly of community health education},
  year={1991},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          251-7
        }
}
Health status indicators for Costa Rica compare favorably to those in more developed countries. This impressive achievement and the narrowing of health status differentials between population sub-groups have been attributed to a strategy for delivering primary care. This commentary examines the primary health care program and the role of the Health Assistant in its implementation. Also considered are contemporary challenges presented by the transition to a disease profile more typical of a… CONTINUE READING

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